My first Salmon rod was the B&W Norway 10-12. Can't tell from the pic if that one is a Norway model or not.
Still got it - cost me next to nothing on eBay tbh (got a bargain!) and it will throw any line I can find to put on it.
If I was ever anywhere where I thought I'd hook an absolute monster, I'd probably trust this rod over any other........
Yeh that post is actually in the B&W sub forum! Had a quick scan through but didn’t see anything directly related to that rod but yeh I remember that now about the different actions.If you look on the 'Rods' forum sub forum B&W you will find more info. Bit sketchy my understanding but think they made the Walker and the Bruce with different actions. I have an old 14ft glass B&W, I must of been a bit stronger in those days!
Thanks Rennie, I knew a few folk on here would be knowledgable about them. I wasn’t expecting it to be worth more than spares value really but I’ve got that and a Hardy Graphite 7/8 10’6” from about the same era and a few other cheaper rods of varying lengths and weights. The rods are free to a good home if anyone wants them, I think he’d have liked someone to catch another fish on them or at least try! I’ve got plenty of my own.Stewart4wd. In its day that was "The" Salmon rod of choice, the 15ft Walker .Probably more popular than the Hardy of the day, B+W sold uggins of them.
Stronger with a much better action than the Bruce range of rods and better finish than the Expert and Norway ranges with better carbon and tweaked actions by comparison. A damn fine all rounder and an exceedingly capable rod to boot.Sadly as all rods from an earlier era, heavy and slower and deeper loading than the current stable of rods. Again sadly, there's loads out there some in amazing condition too and classic although they were I doubt there will be much call for them unless there's some one who really wants one, I wouldn't go as far as to call one vintage either!.I would presume cash value wouldn't be too much at best whatever you could get for it, I'd expect some offers to be rather insulting!.You could do far worse than loading it up with a DT 11 and giving it a cast from time to time, fine way to remember your dad!.
p.s, noeyedeer I had the 15ft Norway myself, a fine strong rod, the second strongest rod B+W produced at the time.The Strongest being the Expert HD, and thats according to B+W themselves!
A line for it?!!! I’ve got a bag of his Shakespeare Beaulite reels and spare spools all with lines. All must go, I’m literally running out of room for his old stuff plus all of mine! I know none of it will ever see the light of day again if I keep it.I would not be selling it and as Rennie said i would keep it and get a line for it and bring it out a few times each year when there is fish about and you have a good chance. I bet if you had a fish on that rod then your beer and whisky that night would taste mighty sweet and bring a tear to your eye.. No point selling as the offers will be low. I would love to be able to take out all the fishing gear left to me by my late grandfather but i would be arrested within minutes of opening the box as it was all ripping gear and large trebles he left me
if you cant find it you could have mine ,too unfit to use a big rod these days !Must get my 15ft Expert out again now I have a better understanding of casting. This was my first salmon rod bought second hand for £80 together with a Wetcel 2 and at the time a brute to cast. My mate has a Hardy ? 18ft and after a lesson about 5 years ago with a 70 ft Spey line I can now cast his beast as well and with a 90 ft head.
A nice change now and again.
Now where did I put that wetcel 2, it on a 200 D somewhere.